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Howard Pyle's 1903 painting The Nation Makers has been the subject of countless reproductions over the last century, such is the enduring power of Pyle's patriotic narrative. From his early years to the early-twentieth century when he dominated the field of magazine illustrating, Pyle painted almost 100 illustrations of the American Revolutionary War. A simple, archetypal and formally conventional image, Pyle's stirring reproduction of life at the front of the Battle of the Brandywine, fought in September 1777, was perhaps chosen due to the fact that Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, where much of the battle took place, was Pyle's summer home and teaching location. The coiled energy of the figures about to leap forward into the breach suffuses this work with an almost unbearable charge of intensity. A curiously apt title, Pyle's work was in itself nation-shaping. After a lifetime as a populist illustrator, Pyle's visual narratives would greatly inspire world literature, particularly twentieth-century American literature and film.
By the late-nineteenth century reproductions of Pyle's images began reaching the shores of Europe, then held tight in the grip of the immense popularity of Japanese wood-block prints. When Vincent van Gogh, himself an avid fan of Japonism, came across Pyle's work he was struct by the dramatic narrative style achieved within the confines of the frame. An hugely popular figure in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century, Pyle was one of North America's most recognizable artists, achieving the status of celebrity for his captivating visual narratives then both reflected and created American history. A prime example of the slipperiness of distinctions between high art and populist illustration, Pyle's dramatic work The Nation Makers is a stirring evocation of America as it saw itself in the aspirational years before the First World War.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Nation Makers, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Nation Makers that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure plastic tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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